Strengthen the feeble hands, steady the knees that give way; say to those with fearful hearts, “Be strong, do not fear; your God will come…” (Isaiah 35:3-4)
We are living in a day where evil is being called “good,” and good is being called “evil” (Isaiah 5:20). I’ve noticed lately that more bad news than good has been showing up on my Facebook feed, and the amount of bad news that I am seeing increases daily. I feel that the Lord wants to encourage hearts today, including my own, as He reminds us in these days that we are not to fear.
From the little (to not so little) things going on in our own, personal lives; to events happening in our nation and beyond, Jesus says that He is still on the throne. The Lord is a good, good Father to us. He will never forsake us.
I have felt impressed to meditate on verses in Psalm 91: “A thousand may fall at my side…” “I will fear no evil.”
Your life is hidden in Christ, (Colossians 3:3) and NOTHING can separate you from the love of God (Romans 8:38, emphasis added). As the darkness becomes more dark, the Lord’s magnificent light will only be able to shine brighter!
Yes, we are called to intercede and push back the darkness through prayer. However, we are not to fear. We are more than conquerors, as the King of kings is our great protector. He alone is our refuge and our strong tower.
To those who may be dealing with fear and anxiety, know that He is your all sufficient One. If the Lord’s eye is on the sparrow, how much more will He take care of you, His beautiful, beloved bride?
Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil (Psalm 23:4). I truly believe our best days are ahead of us.
“Arise, shine, for your light has come, and the glory of the LORD rises upon you” (Isaiah 60:1).